Welcome to Day 5 (the final day) of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2016 Series!
I'm back with my third year of last minute handmade ideas! Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing mostly quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created two shaker gift tags)! These tags took a bit longer than an hour, however if you're only creating 1-2 you could easity get them done in an hour!
Each Handmade Holiday project blog post will feature a brand new, never before seen project(s) plus at least one incredible giveaway from a generous sponsor!I
REINDEER SHAKER GIFT TAGS
Shaker tags are one of my go-to gift tag projects when I want to give an interactive gift tag that I know the recipient will enjoy. I've created some other shaker tags in the past showcasing this large Mama Elephant Tags A Lot tag shape (it's the perfect size for shaker gift tags). Click HERE for a penguin shaker tag I made a couple of years ago that inspired this one.
For the shaker tag, I die cut a solid tag from Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock for the tag back using the Mama Elephant Tags A Lot tag shape. I die cut another tag for the front using the Mama Elephant Tags A Lot tag shape and the circle die from the All Prettied up Die Collection. I die cut the circle from smooth white cardstock to use as the background of the window inside the shaker. I also die cut another solid tag shape from acetate to use for the window of my shaker.
On the back to tag (the solid tag) I stamped "for/from" and "special delivery" from the Crafty Labels Stamp Set using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Ink. On the front of the tags I stamped a greeting from the Cozy Christmas Stamp Set with black ink.
On the white circle shape I masked off a straight line with post it tape and inked up the upper part of the circle with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I removed the masking tape and then adhered the circle to the tag back, using the cut out in the tag front panel to line it up perfectly.
I punched holes in all the tag shapes with the Crop-a-dile.
The reindeer, small candy canes, and ornaments were stamped from the Reindeer Games Stamp Set and the large candy cane from the Wooly Winter Stamp Set using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I die cut the images with the coordinating Reindeer Games Dies and Wooly Winter Dies. Detail was added to the eyes with a black glaze pen, sparkle was added to the ornaments with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker, and Glossy Accents was added to the reindeer's noses.
I adhered the reindeer and candy canes to the inside panel to create the snowy scene.
I backed the frame for the shaker with the die cut acetate tag and then added two layers of foam adhesive to make the "well" for the shaker materials. I used a anti-cling powder tool around the edges of the foam tape and then filled the shaker with tiny, tiny clear beads and Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent Star Confetti before securing the back to the front as shown.
I secured the ornaments hanging out from underneath the edge of the die cut circle frame on the outside of the tag, adhered the little birdie to the back of the tag, added die cut white cardstock hole reinforcements to both the frong and back of all the tags and finished each with twine and jingle bells tied on with white silk ribbon.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these reindeer shaker gift tags from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
G I V E A W A Y
I'm thrilled to be offering two incredible giveaways today!
Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mama Elephant or a spot in an Online Card Classes Class!
A huge thank you to Angela & Kryssi at Mama Elephant and Jennifer and Kristina at Online Card Classes for sponsoring the giveaways today!
S I M I L A R P R O J E C T S
Looking for more gift tags, bags, and more ideas?
Here are links to the 2016 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: Rudolph Zipper Panel Gift Card Holder Cards
- Day 2: Reindeer Tote Bags
- Day 3: Felt Plush Ornaments/Tags
- Day 4: Folded Gift Tags
Here are links to the 2015 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: North Pole Gift Card Envelopes with video
- Day 2: Vellum Gift Bags and Reindeer Tags with video
- Day 3: Gift Card Holder Cards and Matching Envelopes with video
- Day 4: Pretty Packages and Tags with video
- Pretty Packages (close up)
- Day 5: Bella Blvd Lined Fabric Gift Bags
- Day 6: Penguin Peek-A-Boo Gift Tags
- Day 7: Reindeer Games Spinner Tags
Here are links to the 2014 Handmade Holiday Series: